Making characters seem like real people is one of the key things I try to do in my writing.
As for your question: this does not take place immediately after "The One With Zuko's Baby." I tried to suggest that through a few lines here and there, like when Xericka said she is still adapting to being a mother. I could have made that a bit clearer, or possibly found a different fire-wielding canonical character to go with. Oh well.
Oh, this was interesting to read. The agents came off like real people (well, as much as they should, anyways) and nothing felt forced. One thing: I looked over 'The one with Zuko's baby' and it... more